Why is Kerry singling out Israel?

Op-ed: US secretary of state keeps saying Israeli-Palestinian issue cannot remain unchanged. What about the situation in Syria, Iraq, Russia, China and Turkey?

BY GUY BECHOR, YNET

Like a regular mantra, US Secretary of State John Kerry has a habit of saying that the Israeli-Palestinian issue cannot remain unchanged.

Strangely enough, he isn’t saying that about the conflict in Syria, where the death toll has already crossed the 200,000 mark with people being slaughtered, beheaded and dying in different ways, on its way to the 250,000 mark; he isn’t saying that about four million refugees from Syria and 10 million displaced people; he isn’t saying that about the Islamic State, which is beheading people and butchering minorities; he isn’t saying that about Iraq, which has been torn into pieces, or about Baghdad’s airport which is about to fall into the hands of jihadist terror.

He isn’t saying that about Libya either, a country controlled by a coalition of insane jihad organizations, on the verge of Europe. He isn’t saying that about Yemen, which has died and is controlled by wild tribes navigated from behind the scenes by the “smiling” Iran; he isn’t saying that about the intolerable uranium enrichment in Tehran, which has him and the West wrapped around its little finger.

He isn’t saying that about Russia either, which not only conquered eastern Ukraine, but also annexed the huge Crimea region. It isn’t an “occupation,” after all; that only exists in Israel.

He isn’t saying that about Turkey, which brutally conquered one-third of the island of Cyprus, and still controls the area; he isn’t saying that about China either, which is slowly turning Tibet into a region inhabited by Chinese; he isn’t saying that about Hezbollah, which is piling up tens of thousands of missiles on Israel’s border; he isn’t saying that about his Qatari friends, who are cunningly funding the terror that the United States is fighting against; he isn’t saying that about Hamas either, which proudly announced that it is rebuilding its network of terror tunnels targeting Israeli territory.

He is only saying that about Israel – the only safe, stable, democratic place one can rely on in the Middle East. Only in Israel, the situation cannot remain unchanged.

I would just like to mention that it was John Kerry who was Syrian President Bashar Assad’s personal friend and sat down with him many times for intimate meetings. It was John Kerry, in his former position as chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, who worked to return the American ambassador to Damascus and pressure Israel, with the price being the Golan Heights of course. Then too, the situation could not remain unchanged, and aren’t we lucky that it did remain unchanged.

The question is why is he always singling out Israel of all the nations in the world? Could it be that it pains him to see Israel secure and thriving, and that’s why he has such an urge to weaken it? To sell it to a Palestinian gang whose only goal is to weaken Israel, and then resume the fighting against it after it crumbles?

Can’t he hear the leader of this gang, Mahmoud Abbas, referring to the Jews as “impure,” as they are defiling the Temple Mount when they visit it? Can’t he see the law sentencing a Palestinian to death for daring to sell a house to a Jew? Abbas even added that he would step up the punishment for selling homes to Jews, but how can a death sentence be stepped up?

The situation cannot remain unchanged. Perhaps the foreign minister of the United States would care to explain to us why he only uses this expression here. Why is he singling Israel and the Jews out of all the nations?

October 25, 2014 | 183 Comments »

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  1. dweller Said:

    One doesn’t drool under the influence of embarrassment.

    A truly dirty mind is incapable of embarrassment.

    “Man is the only creature that blushes

    — or needs to.”

    Mark Twain.

    So Mark Twain is your expert authority???

    As for dirty mind and embarrassment: you first have to read our comments in order to feel embarrassment? You not only read them you search them out after they have long been posted. Your are obsessive and compulsive. You seem to search for and spend reams of virtual paper typing time dissing each word and forcing argument and debate over your stinking excuse for a person on any other persons commenting on IP. Your are besides OCD, a voyeur a pseudo moralistic prig who projects himself and his sicko ideas and beliefs onto to and into every commenter here you feel will engage with you and even those who don’t. You seem to search out specifically those you sense are either weak or display some personal aspect you can hone in on with your ghoulish Guru psychobabble playing minds games with their heads.

    You MO is obvious transparent and quite insane. You will it seems do anything to keep these circular arguments going and going without end or resolution because you are totally incapable of admission of error or fault.

    Go out and find your self a nice fella who is as nuts as you.

  2. yamit82 Said:

    Almost none are affectionate endearments !!!!!

    It is so very obvious, I am the North Star the ” ever fixed star” shinning brightly in dwellers Cosmos>>>

  3. dweller Said:

    But you still haven’t backed up a single claim ….

    Let’s leave that determination to the other members of the forum
    dweller Said:

    I did not lie.

    same for this
    dweller Said:

    “Why do you always call HB Twinkie?”

    “That’s between her and me. I think she knows the reasons. If she doesn’t, she can ask.”

    “an example of your misogyny?”

    Hardly. My answer was a matter of courtesy.

    Calling her “Twinkie” is a matter of courtesy?

  4. dweller Said:

    I gave you the opportunity to show that my remarks are ‘fairy tales.’

    pick any one of your psychobabble comments and you have a “fairy tale”.
    honeybee Said:

    If you said it, it’s psychobabble !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Gosh, now there’s an accurate statement, plain and simple.

  5. dweller Said:

    The inescapable fact of the matter is that [I have] NEVER been able to show a single instance of my being [right] about someone’s emotional and psychological makeup (including [my] own)

    — an inconvenient truth that wont go away no matter how much garbage [I] pile on to hide it.

    And the bottom line is, after all, the bottom line.

    there you go, Fixed it for you, say thank you. 😛
    (the rest is your usual garbage, let me know when you need another reminder of your hogwash psychobabble)

  6. @ bernard ross:

    “Every one of your attempts to explain other peoples psychological and emotional makeup is an example of my charges.”

    Show me ONE. Let’s see the actual post; don’t weasel out of it. Show it to me.

    “Your posts to women are an example of my charges…”

    Show me one; put up or shut up.

    “your posts here today are examples of my charges…”

    Show me the actual wording in question, weasel.

    “examples have been shown to you umpteen times.”

    The few lame attempts you’ve made have been refuted each-&-every time.

    “I have no doubt that regular posters here know exactly what I am talking about…”

    Another cheap appeal for support from a crank who knows he has no case, so he plays the numbers game. You’d think a Jew, of all persons, would know better. Some people never learn.

    “Do you still deny that you were sexually abused by a priest as a young boy”

    Of course I deny it. I already told you that never happened, and nothing’s occurred since then to change my answer.

    “… which reasonably explains your behavior today as a misogynyst, lying, narcissistic, OCD personality?

    You’ve yet to SHOW that I’m a ‘misogynist,’ or a ‘liar,’ or ‘narcisstic,’ or ‘OCD.’

    What you HAVE shown is that you are YOURSELF a true psychobabbler.

  7. @ honeybee:

    “First you have to establish that what I’ve said is in fact psychobabble…”

    “If you said it, it’s psychobabble !”

    Look up the word “establish,” Twinkie.

  8. @ bernard ross:

    “There is no record here of any assessment of mine to have constituted ‘psychobabble’ — and a great many instances of yourself [Yamit] (and that other bozo) to be PRACTICING psychobabble while accusing me of it.

    “Nor is there any record of your [Yamit’s] having ever so much as attempted — even once — to examine any assessment of mine ON ITS OWN TERMS, so frightened are you of the intuitive process itself. . . .”

    “100’s of psychobabble postings…”

    “Produce ONE.”

    “This is an example of your lying. I have pointed out the examples of your psychobabble many times”

    I did not lie. You tried to pass off a few of my remarks as ‘psychobabble,’ and I thoroughly refuted the attempts. If that were not the case, you would have no problem pulling up those instances right now, together with the discussion attending them. The truth is your claims are bankrupt.

    “…and supplied you with the definition describing your psychobabble assertions to a tee.”

    Fits your ‘definition’ not even REMOTELY; my observations are never colored by the emotionalistic utterance upon which your ‘definition’ relies. (Pull up any one of those posts & see for yourself.)

    — What’s more, by such a definition, most of the psychological community your definition relies on is decidedly UNSCIENTIFIC — inasmuch as (unlike YoursTruly) it addresses nothing but symptoms (and not very well at that).

    “Show first that I’ve TOLD a ‘fairy tale’…”

    “a metaphor for all your psychobabble which like fairy tales have no factual evidence.”

    You’re just taking evasive action, SOP for you.

    I gave you the opportunity to show that my remarks are ‘fairy tales.’ You didn’t because you couldn’t. You’re all mouth and no muscle.

    “Why do you always call HB Twinkie?”

    “That’s between her and me. I think she knows the reasons. If she doesn’t, she can ask.”

    “an example of your misogyny?”

    Hardly. My answer was a matter of courtesy. (I assume you are acquainted with the concept?)

    The inescapable fact of the matter is that you’ve NEVER been able to show a single instance of my being ‘wrong’ about someone’s emotional and psychological makeup (including your own)

    — an inconvenient truth that wont go away no matter how much garbage you pile on to hide it.

    And the bottom line is, after all, the bottom line.

  9. dweller Said:

    First you have to establish that what I’ve said is in fact psychobabble,

    If you said it, it’s psychobabble !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sorry Ted, couldn’t resist.

  10. @ y-a-m-i-t-8-2:

    “Not once have you established that you psychobabble is established in actual fact.”

    Begging the question. First you have to establish that what I’ve said is in fact psychobabble, then you get to take up the question of whether what I said is fact. You’ve yet to even approach first base.

    “On the other had I and others have established everything Bernard has said and much more.”

    The hell you have. Time & again, I’ve asked to see the actual posts supporting your (and his) specific claims. So far, big goose-egg.

    “A cruel and vindictive sick joke but a joke all the same.”

    You, OTOH, are merely cruel & vindictive; no joke.

    “I can and I have check the archives for proof.”

    Fine. Then you should have no trouble producing it.

    “Comments 3-7 Speak for themselves!”

    They certainly do. (So does the one, directed to you specifically, which has been in the spammer for the past day & a half.)

    But you still haven’t backed up a single claim with a specific post.

  11. dweller Said:

    It’s about as easy to miss from the highway as a neon sign outside an all-nite truck stop.

    and yet you still dont get it….that you have never been right with your psychobabble.

  12. dweller Said:

    If you could SHOW valid factual examples of your charges, you might THEN be in a position — whether thru analysis OR insight — to speculate on the motivations behind those examples.

    Every one of your attempts to explain other peoples psychological and emotional makeup is an example of my charges. Your posts to women are an example of my charges, your posts here today are examples of my charges…examples have been shown to you umpteen times. I have no doubt that regular posters here know exactly what I am talking about even if you are in denial, or should I say marketing. My speculation today as to the psychological and emotional origins of your behaviors is no less valid than your psychobabble claims made here daily.

    Do you still deny that you were sexually abused by a priest as a young boy which reasonably explains your behavior today as a misogynyst, lying, narcissistic, OCD personality? Gosh, I said it so it must be true! 🙂

  13. dweller Said:

    — Even Yamit can’t match your record for unestablished claims, the big, fat goose-egg. (And that’s sayin‘ somethin.’)

    Every one of your psychobabble assertions about posters emotions and psychological makeup has been an “unestablished claim”.
    dweller Said:

    “There is no record here of any assessment of mine to have constituted ‘psychobabble’ —

    This is an example of your lying. I have pointed out the examples of your psychobabble many times and supplied you with the definition describing your psychobabble assertions to a tee. Your psychobabble lacks any scientific basis, just opinions, “fairy tales”.
    dweller Said:

    “Why do you always call HB Twinkie?”

    That’s between her and me. I think she knows the reasons.

    an example of your misogyny?
    dweller Said:

    Show first that I’ve TOLD a ‘fairy tale’

    a metaphor for all your psychobabble which like fairy tales have no factual evidence.
    Until you can show that you have ever been right ONE TIME about anyones’s psychological or emotional makeup your psychobabble must be considered to be on a par with fairy tales.
    After your voluminous mountains of obfuscation and denial there still remains this ONE FACT which you cannot deny:

    “You’ve NEVER been able to show a single instance of you being right about someone’s emotional and psychological makeup (including your own).”

    an inconvenient truth that wont go away no matter how much garbage you pile on to hide it 😛 😛 😛

  14. dweller Said:

    — Even Yamit can’t match your record for unestablished claims, the big, fat goose-egg. (And that’s sayin‘ somethin.’)

    Unestablished claims??????? That’s You!!!!

    Not once have you established that you psychobabble is established in actual fact, Not once!!!! On the other had I and others have established everything Bernard has said and much more. You are pathetic and a Joke. A cruel and vindictive sick joke but a joke all the same.

    Sit Spot Sit!!!!!!

    I can and I have check the archives for proof.

    Nothing to be gained with arguing with a mentally deranged microbe.

    Seems you are off your PROZAC AGAIN!!!!!!

    Comments 3-7

    Speak for themselves!!!!

    You are insane, demented,and a lunatic!!!!!!!!!

    estar desquiciado, ser un perturbado mental

    You make my head spin

  15. @ honeybee:

    “You’re overreacting because this online thing you’re doing w/ HB is affecting not only your judgment but also your sense of perspective; and it’s tweaking another part of you as well (besides the part below your belt).”

    “Voyeurism, Sweetie ?”

    Hardly. More like embarrassment.

    “the quiet drooling all over the pundit !!!! Sweetie”

    One doesn’t drool under the influence of embarrassment.

    @ yamit82:

    “Here is where your dirty mind belongs”

    A truly dirty mind is incapable of embarrassment.

    “Man is the only creature that blushes

    — or needs to.”

    Mark Twain.

  16. @ b-e-r-n-a-r-d-r-o-s-s:

    “you were probably sexually abused by a pedophiliac ‘celibate priest…”

    Never been sexually abused. (Sorry to disappoint you.)

    “I put good store in what insights come to me about people & their psychological motivations.”

    “me too”

    But you’re obviously lying. This is apples & oranges. What YOU’ve offered is pre-motivational.

    You’ve made lots of charges, yet failed utterly to offer a single example of any charge you’ve made.

    If you could SHOW valid factual examples of your charges, you might THEN be in a position — whether thru analysis OR insight — to speculate on the motivations behind those examples. But you’ve done nothing of the sort. You’re trying to make a non-existent point based on a false equivalency, and in the process, showing YOURSELF for the obnoxious a___hole you are.

    “So you really have no way of knowing ENOUGH about me to hate me or ‘venerate’ me. Not really.”

    “misogyny, lying, psychobabbling, narcisism, OCD,empty suitism, for starters.”

    There won’t be any ‘starters’ for you till you’ve shown valid examples of ANY of these claims. So far, you’re the strikeout king. You talk a good game; a loudmouthed game. But when it comes to backing up your bluster with FACTS, you’re a total bust.

    Any judge worth his salt would not only throw your ass — and your case — out of court; but he’d also SANCTION you for your incredible presumption and your wasting of the court’s time.

    — Even Yamit can’t match your record for unestablished claims, the big, fat goose-egg. (And that’s sayin‘ somethin.’)

  17. @ b-e-r-n-a-r-d-r-o-s-s:

    “You tell lies…”

    Not on this site. If you say otherwise, show me the post. No paraphrases; the actual verbatim post.

    “You pretend to be of a high moral character…”

    Oh? when have I pretended so?

    ” but exhibit the opposite in your behavior”

    And when was that? Facts pls.

    “you despise women”

    Says who? Got some evidence?

    “and demonstrate your derision by using psychobabble…”

    Examples? (Oh, that’s right, YOU don’t need to come up w/ real exapmples of psychobabble; you just get to practice it; cute.)

    “… and demonstrate your derision by using psychobabble like Paul…”

    And when did he do that? Facts pls.

    “considering all these traits and characteristics of your behavior…”

    But you have YET to demonstrate a single instance of ANY of these “traits and characteristics of [my] behavior.” You’d made a string of accusations, for which I demanded to see EXAMPLES. In reply, however, you provided NO examples, but instead made a lot MORE bald & unsupported accusations.

  18. @ b-e-r-n-a-r-d-r-o-s-s:

    “…your being drawn to an ideology and institution known for pedophile sexual abuse and celibacy which is used to hide your abnormal sexual repression.”

    “I am not drawn to any ideology OR institution known for any such thing.

    If you think I am, then identify the ‘ideology’ and ‘institution’ — and show how I am ‘drawn’ to them.”

    “You are drawn to the christian church”

    Nope. Never belonged to any church; that’s a fact. Never CONSIDERED belonging to one; another fact.

    “you defend the deceptions of Paul…”

    And what would those ‘deceptions’ consist of, precisely?

    “you extoll the virtues of celibacy”

    Show me a posted instance of my doing that. All I’ve ever said in that regard is that you won’t die without sexual outlets. That’s a far cry from ‘extolling the virtues of celibacy.’

    “The roman church contains these characteristics…”

    Already told you I’ve never belonged to any church; that includes the RCC. (You have a real problem w/ facts, don’t you?)

    Furthermore, RCC doesn’t extoll the virtues of celibacy. (Where do you think their big families come from — the stork???)

    “plus a reputation for pedophilia”

    No more so than other religious institutions; including Jewish ones, btw (rabbis are as subject to temptation & compulsiveness as other clergy). RCC is just more noticeable, as it’s been around longer (as an institution, specifically) and has deeper pockets. So it makes a bigger splash in the news.

    What’s more, religious institutions are no more guilty, per capita, of pedophilia than several other institutions, schools, sports, etc.

    — but it’s RELIGIOUS institutions that the MSM love to hate, so they get worse coverage.

  19. @ b-e-r-n-a-r-d-r-o-s-s:

    “the main thing to remember …”

    The “main thing” for WHOM to remember? Whose support are you playing for, Coward? If you had the courage of your convictions, you would not be playing to the galleries; would not need to. But this repeated attempt (the 13th or 14th, I’d say) shows the utter & desperate emptiness of your appeal.

    “each time you tell another fairy tale, that you brought from the recesses of your mind”

    You are begging the question — “assuming facts not in evidence.” Show first that I’ve TOLD a ‘fairy tale’ — and that it IS a ‘fairy tale,’ or you get no further. Produce the ‘fairy tale’ as posted, so we can have a look at it.

    “this timeless statement …”

    Oh, please. You don’t make timeless statements. You make tired and tiresome pronunciamentos, mostly in hopes of rallying external support for propositions you don’t believe in yourself; you are a bloated windbag and a self-important shlemiel. Get a life.

    “How odd that you have never ONCE been able to show you are right by any normal standards.”

    Not at-all odd. Because it’s not so. I clearly HAVE been shown to be right about PresentCompany, for example — and didn’t even have to do it myself.

    — You did it FOR me, ironically enough, and continue to do so. In fact, virtually every single post of yours to me amply ILLUSTRATES the truth of my assertions about you. It’s a measure of your compulsiveness that you can’t post to me WITHOUT putting your obnoxiousness on full display. It’s about as easy to miss from the highway as a neon sign outside an all-nite truck stop. (You should review those posts of yours sometime when you’re not enraged at being ‘insulted’ and can view them w/ more objectivity.)

    ” You state your psychobabble opinions…”

    Oh, there you go again, begging the question.

    “Your argument is that [the insights] are right until proven wrong”

    Horse pucky. I make NO ‘argument’ about them, and have never so much as suggested that there was an ‘argument’ to be made about them. They are what they are. Anybody is free to take them or leave them.

    “Why do you always call HB Twinkie?”

    That’s between her and me. I think she knows the reasons.

    — If she doesn’t, she can ask.

  20. @ b-e-r-n-a-r-d-r-o-s-s:

    “You’ve offerred no examples of the charges you make. What ‘psychobabbling’? What ‘condescending’? What ‘deprecating insults to women’? SHOW me some. Let’s see the posts you rely on for such claims. I deny vehemently each-&-every one of your charges.”

    “I’ve shown hundreds in the past,”

    Oh, ‘hundreds,’ is it? Now, that’s a flat-out LIE; no other word for it. You’ve never successfully shown ONE, let alone ‘hundreds.’ The few lame attempts you’ve EVER made were promptly demolished.

    “… no need to repeat the examples…”

    No need at all to repeat your failures in the few times you’ve tried. But if you want to be taken seriously, you’ll have to produce something real & substantive. Rotsa ruck. You’d have an easier time squeezing blood from a turnip.

    — You have absolutely no case WHATSOEVER, and you freakin’ know it. These jive-assed replies of yours are sheer evasions, and nothing but.

    “Everyone here has seen your MO.”

    And indeed YOURS

    — you are a loud mouth in an empty suit, a bombastic putz w/ a fragile ego & a vengeful heart; nothing more, nothing less.

    “Your denials mean nothing…”

    That’s wishful thinking, on a par w/ whistling past the graveyard. Once the denial is issued, it’s up to you to provide legitimate examples to refute the denial and make your case. And you should have no problem doing so if there are ‘hundreds’ of instances out there. You’ve got NOTHING.

    “According to your warped logic it is for you to prove my statement wrong.”

    This is just one more lame attempt on your part to invert the presumption & the burden. I repeat, you’ve got NOTHING and are dancing furiously around the abiding reality.

    “[My observations] are NOT offered for the sole purpose of insulting. (I don’t need to to ‘disguise’ an insult in order to express it. When I want to insult somebody, you’ll know it!) Frankly, the very imputation of insulting intentions on my part in these matters is ITSELF insulting.”

    Not the sole purpose but when present, the main purpose.”

    And how would you know that, Monsieur Nostradoofus?

    — You just don’t like being called envious; admit it. Your ego’s been smarting over that for YEARS on this site. That’s what this has ALL been about, from Day One; nothing more. All the rest is sheer window-dressing. You’re so transparent.

    “Your other purpose is a form of narcissistic exhibitionism to demonstrate how clever you are to yourself.”

    Not even slightly. That may well be YOUR purpose around here. But not everybody’s like you.

    My OWN self doesn’t need to have its ‘cleverness’ demonstrated to it — here or anywhere else. It knows the Source of ALL cleverness, and is more than happy to remain in subjection to it at all times.

  21. @ b-e-r-n-a-r-d-r-o-s-s:

    “There is no record here of any assessment of mine to have constituted ‘psychobabble’ — and a great many instances of yourself [Yamit] (and that other bozo) to be PRACTICING psychobabble while accusing
    me of it.

    Nor is there any record of your [Yamit’s] having ever so much as attempted — even once — to examine any assessment of mine ON ITS OWN TERMS, so frightened are you of the intuitive process itself. . . .”

    “100’s of psychobabble postings…”

    Produce ONE.

    “You appear to have a poor memory when convenient…”

    Actually a most excellent memory. That’s why I can say with confidence that you’re thoroughly fullovit.

    “… and OCD when trying to prove yourpoint.”

    THAT is psychobabble from a truly psycho babbler.

    ” did you forget my posts citing your psychobabble by example…”

    Forgot nothing, including your ludicrously recurrent — and consistently unsuccessful — attempts to fit me to your sneering, smearing template.

    “As you keep records I am sure you can pull them out, if you wanted to”

    Don’t keep records; takes time to do that. (And you only said that because Yamit had recently made the ridiulous assertion — and having no mind of you own, you bought into it uncritically; swallowed it, hook, line & sinker.)

    The RECORD is in the archives. Yet I notice you conspicuously bypass them. You have no case; never did.

    “…’ psychobabble: Speech that is heavy in post-structuralist jargon that is heavily based on experience and emotion instead of well-known science.’ fits to a tee.”

    Fits not even REMOTELY; my observations are never colored by emotionalistic utterance. (Pull up any one of them & see for yourself.)

    — What’s more, by such a definition, most of the psychological community is decidedly UNSCIENTIFIC — inasmuch as (unlike YoursTruly) it addresses nothing but symptoms (and not very well at that).

  22. LOLOLOL I’m still laughing! I’m definitely copying this down. Think I might have it written into a large bill-board and put it up at our local hockey arena. LOL

  23. “Never resort to reason when violence is a viable option.”

    LOLOLOLOL!!! I’m laughing so hard right now, Yamit. This really cracked me up. You’d make one hell of a hockey player! Even better a hockey coach!! (But only for Canadian or American hockey teams.)

  24. @ y-a-m-i-t-8-2:

    “Kerry is a Librul; Obama is a Librul; Most Jews in America and the West are libruls; The Democratic party is Librul; Europe is librul.

    Liberals are hypersensitive to Islamic sensibilities. And Muslims regard Jews as being vermin.

    Ergo…”

    Kerry MAY be a liberal. Most American & western Jews ARE liberals. All those others , however — BHO, Europe & the Demo Party — are lefties, socialists.

    It’s the lefties who are hypersensitive to Islamic ‘sensibilities.’ The liberals simply haven’t thought thru the implications of their position. In time they’ll have to, hopefully before their noses are rubbed in it by the course of events.

    @ y-a-m-i-t-8-2:

    “For what it’s worth, this current riff had its beginnings at around post #42, previous page.”

    “Thanks for the plug…”

    No plug. Rather, a marker.

    “I do hope many read it.”

    Me too. That way they’ll see what it led to.

    “Your comment above seems like effete whining to me…”

    When have my comments ever NOT seemed thus to you?

    “… and probably to everyone else!!!”

    A most doubtful bit of your usual wishful thinking.

    “Do continue.!!”

    Happy to oblige.

    @ y-a-m-i-t-8-2:

    ” Still want to beat the living ‘feces’ out of you just for my own pleasure.”

    “It isn’t ‘me’ you want to beat — you don’t KNOW me from Adam.

    (And I’ve deliberately kept it that way. I never deliberately misstate anything about myself online, but I do know how to throw a false flag — in order to keep personal irrelevancies from intruding on a discussion, and to keep personal confidences just that, confidential.)

    So you really have no way of knowing ENOUGH about me to hate me or ‘venerate’ me. Not really.

    What you ACTUALLY hate about me is not myself — what you hate about me is, rather, what I symbolize to you — THAT’s what you’d like to ‘beat to a pulp’. . . .”

    “My philosophy of Life: Never resort to reason when violence is a viable option.”

    You really are slow on the uptake, aren’t you? — slow on putting things together? Just gotta have it all spelled out for you. Okay:

    — What I symbolize to you — and what, therefore, you’d like to “beat to a pulp” — is your own Conscience.

    @ y-a-m-i-t-8-2:

    “This is his not-so-subtle way of trying to USE you to intimidate me into changing the way I write. I don’t tell other people how to write, and I won’t be dictated TO in that regard by others. Blackmail by any other name would smell no less foul.”

    “I feel I must warn you: Mainlining PCP sure makes you wet your pants!!”

    “Sure,” eh? — Thanks for the heads-up.

    Always ready to learn from the voice of experience.